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Aldridge Eye Institute

Phone: (828) 682-2104 Fax: (828) 682-4217

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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
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Michael Pelton

Practice Administrator

Here at Aldridge Eye Institute, we strive to take care of your every eye care need. From comprehensive eye exams and preventative measures, to helping you to maintain your eye health, to helping you to make an informed choice about the many different styles of eyeglasses and contact lenses, we want to serve you with the respect, kindness and hometown style love you deserve. As the Practice Administrator here at Aldridge Eye Institute, I am here for you. If we were to fall short of your expectations, feel free to let me know. We want to make things right by you, our loyal patients. Contact me by phone or e-mail, and let me know how we are doing. How can I help you?

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Carole Aldridge

Chief Operating Officer

At Aldridge Eye Institute I have been truly blessed to work with the best of the best. Each of our staff members are totally dedicated to you and insuring you have a positive experience during your visit. I also realize that we may not be perfect all the time and if for any reason you feel there is an area we can improve in, please let me know. How can I help you?

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Makayla Hyder

Receptionist

I am super excited to be a part of the team here at Aldridge Eye Institute. As the receptionist it is my duty to greet and welcome you here at Aldridge and get you checked-in in a timely matter and fashion. I hope that everyone who crosses paths with Aldridge Eye has the best experience possible. I look forward to getting to know you all!

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Cindy Peterson CPO

Optician

I have been a part of Aldridge Eye Institute for 21 years now. As part of our dispensary staff, I have been highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs. I will take the time and care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling. Subsequent adjustments are always free of charge and if you have any questions or concerns, I will be delighted to address them as meticulously as possible. God has blessed me with the skills and knowledge to meet your needs. I love working with the professional team here at Aldridge Eye Institute. How can I help you?

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Tammy Brocci CPO

Optician

I have been a part of Aldridge Eye Institute for the last 11 years. As part of our dispensary staff, I have been highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs.  I will take the time and care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling.  Subsequent adjustments are free of charge and if you have any questions or concerns I will be delighted to address them as meticulously as possible. I’m thankful to be in a job that allows me to make a difference in people’s lives. How can I help you?

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Kaycee Peterson

Optician

I am new to Aldridge Eye Institute and I am very excited to be apart of this awesome team. I look forward to getting to know the wonderful patients and helping them to fulfill their eye care needs! How can I help you?

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Beth Meadows CPOA,NCLE

Contact Lens Technician

I have been working in the contact lens department here at Aldridge Eye Institute ever since I started in 2010. There have been tremendous increases in contact lens technology recently and I have had the pleasure of learning several of them. I am certified in scleral lens fitting through the Beyond the Limbus training offered by Blanchard Contact Lens. I have also recently been certified in Vision Shaping Treatment with Euclid Emerald. This means nearly everyone now is a contact lens candidate! That’s right if you were told you couldn’t wear contact lenses due to astigmatism, presbyopia (that decrease in near vision after 40) or even dry eye I have a contact lens option for you! I look forward to not only finding the best contact lens for you but also helping teach you how to wear and care for them as well. I love helping patients learn about all the different options that are out there. How can I help you?

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Emily Jones CPO

Insurance and Billing Cordinator

Navigating your insurance coverage and understanding what it does and does not cover is one of the reasons I’m here. As the insurance specialist at Aldridge Eye Institute, I will work personally with you and your insurance company to help you utilize ALL of your benefits. I am available before, during and after your visit with us to help you understand how your insurance works, decode those confusing Explanation of Benefits, and explain what your statement really means to you. You can call, email, or stop by to speak with me to go over your benefits. How can I help you?

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Laura Peterson CPOT

Ophthalmic Technician

I started my career with Aldridge Eye Institute back in 2003. Since then, I have gotten to know and work with the most amazing people in the eye care industry. As one of the certified technicians here at Aldridge Eye Institute, I want to provide you with the best care and attention that you can possibly receive. As a part of this team, we all want to be certain that you not only get the best prescription for your vision, we also want to be sure any eye disease is detected early. We all attend regular continuing education programs and have each undergone a number of certification tests. This is why we, the technicians at Aldridge Eye Institute feel we are some of the best-trained technicians on the planet!  We thank you for entrusting us with God’s most precious gift, the gift of eyesight. And we take that responsibility very seriously! I am blessed to have learned so much and I love to use that knowledge to help educate and participate in the care of our patients. How can I help you?

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Lakin Burns CPOT

Ophthalmic Technician

I have had the privilege of working at Aldridge Eye Institute since 2013. As one of the certified technicians here, I want to provide you with the best care and attention that you can possibly receive. As a part of this team, we all want to be certain that you not only get the best prescription for your vision, we also want to be sure any eye disease is detected early. We all attend regular continuing education programs and have each undergone a number of certification tests. This is why we, the technicians at Aldridge Eye Institute feel we are some of the best-trained technicians on the planet!  We thank you for entrusting us with God’s most precious gift, the gift of eyesight. And we take that responsibility very seriously! How can I help you?

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Jenny Ballew CPOA

Ophthalmic Technician

Although I have only been working at Aldridge Eye Institute about a year, I have found that we have THE best patients. As one of the certified technicians here, I want to provide you with the best care and attention that you can possibly receive. As a part of this team, we all want to be certain that you not only get the best prescription for your vision, we also want to be sure any eye disease is detected early. We all attend regular continuing education programs and have each undergone a number of certification tests. This is why we, the technicians at Aldridge Eye Institute feel we are some of the best-trained technicians on the planet!  We thank you for entrusting us with God’s most precious gift, the gift of eyesight. And we take that responsibility very seriously! I look forward to serving our patients for many years to come. How can I help you?

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Laurel Silvers CPO

Ophthalmic Technician

I am new to the practice but I am very excited to begin serving our patients with the best quality service I can provide. I look forward to getting to know our wonderful patient base! How can I help you?

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Lavonne Harris

Accounts Receivable

It is my goal to be sure you get the services and products you want and need. I realize health care insurance plans, like all insurances, do not cover everything. That is why in addition to cash and checks, we accept all major credit cards as well as work with Care Credit.  As a convenience, I can also take your payment over the phone which will save you from making a trip to the office. I look forward to meeting and working with you. How can I help you?